The St Louis Cardinals are headed to the road in NL Central action to meet the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Major League Baseball game set for Thursday July 9th.
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Play begins from Pittsburgh at 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by MLB Extra Innings channel.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The road side St Louis Cardinals are favored by -110 odds with the return on the underdog Pittsburgh Pirates at +100 odds.
Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Carlos Martinez in the series opener. Martinez is 9-3 in sixteen starts with an ERA of 2.70 and WHIP of 1.25. The St Lois righty appeared on Saturday and allowed one earned run and eight hits working 6 2/3rd innings as he received a no decision in a 2-1 home victory to San Diego as a -200 wagering favorite.
The Pirates counter with Jeff Locke on Thursday night. The Pittsburgh left hander is 5-4 in sixteen starts with an ERA of 4.15 and WHIP of 1.41. Locke threw on Saturday and gave up no earned runs and two hits pitching eight innings in a 1-0 home victory to the Cleveland Indians as a -111 wagering favorite.
The Cardinals are coming off the 6-5 road win on Wednesday to the Chicago Cubs as a +106 wagering underdog. The total went over 6 ½ runs.
Pittsburgh defeated San Diego on Wednesday by the score of 5-2 as a -131 betting favorite. The total finished at the closing line of seven runs.
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